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This series just keeps getting better nd better but being Yorkist I wish Edward IV was portrayed positively but I suspect it s ccurate Can t wait for the next volume but A Bollywood Affair a year to wait I guess I love how Iggulden brings something new to the Wars of the Roses in each installment in this series He has taken story that has been told many times nd dds in few new details that other uthors left in the background An example the opening scene The Scent of Rosa's Oil at York s Micklegate with men struggling to place the heads of Richard of York Richard Neville of Salisburynd Edmund of Rutland on spikes I think I was holding my breathMargaret should have taken the Duke of York s warning seriously In killing York nd Salisbury she thought she had vanuished her enemies but she truly had unleashed the sons Warwick nd March now York Nobodys Angel (Willow Park, areble to do what their fathers had not Rather than triumphant entry into London Margaret finds herself running into exileThe portrayal of Richard Neville Earl of Warwick is particularly well done I enjoyed the view of his inner struggle with the death of his father the fight for his immature but undeniably kingly cousin nd his eventual fall How he tried to do the right thing t every turn but somehow things turned out disastrously wrongEdward s reign is filled with it s own drama largely due to his choice of wife The young king may have established his dominance s soldier on the bloody field of Towton but he is no eual to manipulative older woman Elizabeth Woodville manages to isolate Edward from everyone who had formerly supported him Defending Hearts and turn themgainst each other She is certain that the support of her own family will be sufficient to replace that of the Neville s nd s we watch Warwick limp into exile we can lmost believe that she is rightExcept we know there is to this story Book 4 Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors cannot get here fast enough This book starts with the buildup to the famous battle of Towton Edward Plantagenet of House York has taken to the field The English people nd many lords re rising up for him But Henry primarily ueen Margaret lso have their forces The two meet in large snowstorm outside of TowtonThe rest of the book gets into the conflict that rises by Edward marrying Elizabeth Woodville Feel the Heat (Phoenix Agency, and then promoting her family to high positions which then cause problems with the NevillesThe Wars of the Roses shows that while it is King that may rule England many of the troubles can be directly to powerful landed families thatre often the seeds for conflicts Neville Percy Woodville etc Their internal machinations often draw in KingsA wonderfully told nd fairly ccurate representation of the wars of the Roses This entire series is excellent Sudden Fury (The Last Gunfighter, and great Spiky addition to my collection Any fan of this turbulent period in English history will enjoy this top notch Historical Fiction I had previously read the first novel in the series Stormbirdnd liked it but did not love it the fictional character Derry Brewer was irritatingly unreal to me In this third novel he only has small part nd his behavior nd ctions Dungeon of Death are much believableThe novel is divided into two parts the first mainly dealing with the vicious Battle of Towton between the Lancastrianrmy led by Margaret of Anjou Henry VI s wife nd the one led by Edward of York nd Richard Neville the Kingmaker Love Rockets and the second part focusing on the poisonous feud between Elizabeth Woodville Edward IV s wifend Richard Neville nd the latter s ultimate downfallThe battle scenes re skillfully drawn to keep readers on their toes but A Deceptive Homecoming (Hattie Davish Mystery, after while they lose some of their pull t least they did for me I personally found Part Two to be much satisfying than the first if only for the vivid characterization of the leading ctors like Edward IV Elizabeth Woodville nd Richard Neville nd the piuant description of their increasingly convoluted relationships with each other s self interest comes into play In particular Richard Neville is painted in sympathetic light which is not hard t ll to believe Upon Elizabeth entering Edward s life the friendship nd trust between him nd Richard begins to sour Richard once The Hired Man a loyal mentornd right hand man to King Edward is made to look like fool in the French court on t least two occasions his two brothers re made to suffer overt nd callous humiliation with the Neville family losing estates Almost A Gentleman and titlesnd Edward meanly rejects Richard s petition for his daughter to wed the Duke of Clarence Edward s brother So we can t least understand his rage nd his desire for revenge even if we do not see the prudence of his making precipitous nd brash move to imprison Edward nd consider putting Henry back on the throne As things turn out he sadly underestimates Edward s popularity mong the subjects which is enough to doom him to failure His subseuent regret is lmost forego. This novel from bestselling uthor Conn Iggulden is the third book in the critically cclaimed Wars of the Roses series Following Stormbird Here by the Bloods and Trinity this novel will continue through the brutal Civil War that we now knows the Wars of the Roses Bloodline sees the Lancastrian nd Yorkist factions clash t the battle of Towton the single most bloody conflict every fought on British soil.

Ne conclusionThis was good historical fiction read that is worth 4 solid stars Once gain Mr Iggulden has written very very good historical novel This entry in his Wars of the Roses series covers the time from just fter the Battle of Wakefield to when Richard Neville the Earl of Warwick AKA the King Maker decides to throw his lot in with Lancastrian cause roughly from 1460 1469 The novel is divided into two parts The first part covers the time for just fter the Battle of Wakefield to the Battle of Towton I felt this section had some of the best nd most evocative scenes in the novel They included to impaling of the heads of the losers t Wakefield on the Micklegate Bar one of the Gates of the City of York the Lancastrian forces recovering Henry VI fter the 2nd Battle of St Albans the refusal of the City of London to open its gates Bound (Torn Trilogy, and welcome Henrynd his ueen nd finally the uthors depiction of the Battle of TowtonThe second part of the novel opens bout 4 yrs fter Towton nd is of political potboiler than n dventure story Mr Iggulden tells the story of the fall of the Earl of Warwick While it too has some excellent seuences it moves much slower pace than the first part In this half of the novel the uthor looks t how Edward IV s ueen Elizabeth Woodville moves to neutralize influence of the house of Neville Fortunes Flames and how that eventually drives Warwick into exile The picture drawn of Warwicks he tries to figure out just what is happening to him nd his family is very well done Some of the events included in this section of the novel include John Neville s Warwick s brother legal executions of the ueen s father nd brother fter being stripped of the Earldom of Northumberland the embarrassment of Warwick t the King of France s court s he is trying to negotiate commercial treaty with France In this scene Warwick is ctually meeting the French King when he is told that Edward has concluded treaty with Burgundy France s wayward Dukedom totally embarrassing him in front of the French Court The romance between Warwick s daughter nd the Kings brother is lso well done s its conseuences when the King forbids the wedding between the twoAs far s the characters go most of those written Claiming Her about in the novelre ctual historical figures The main exception to this is Derry Brewer He makes his return fter being lmost totally bsent in the second novel of the series His is depicted lmost s Margaret s Henry VI s ueen nd de facto leader of the Lancastrian cause right hand man He is lways there to give dvice nd pass on intelligence Sometimes the Murder Go Round advice is goodnd sometimes it isn t but he still remains high in her esteem I felt that Warwick is portrayed fairly sympathically especially in the second half of the novel He is shown How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis as feeling that he has earned his positions the most powerful non royal in England He feels wronged by the ueen Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential as shettempts to distance his family from the King nd put her numerous relatives in place of the Nevilles It ll comes to Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 a head when the ueen basically vetoes the marriage of Warwick s daughter Isabel to Edward s brother George Duke of Clarence The relationship between the two is portrayeds The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) a love match Warwick is depicteds not uite understanding why the King won t Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 approve the union He sees its natural match good for both the young people involved nd Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child at the same time cementing his family s relationship with the Royal family I thought theuthor did The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 a good job explaining the ueen s reasons for strongly suggesting that the Edward not Of Mice and Men approve the match The novel ends on Warwicknd the two young lovers fleeing England nd going head with the wedding despite Edward s disapprovalKing Edward is the other main character of the novel In the first half he is depicted s head strong youth wanting revenge on those who killed his father In the second half is pictured s totally infatuated with his wife nd s willingly going long with her plans to disentangle the crown from the Nevilles in general I Was Anastasia and Warwick in particular Obviously this back fires when Warwick flees England If there is villain in the novel it is definitely Edward s ueen Elizabeth She is portrayed Choice of the Cat as schemingnd underhanded She is not Three Cups of Deceit above using her influence on the King to get what she wants That is usually displacing some Neville relative with one of her own familyI thought the battle scenes while not particularly gruesome where very well done esp Towton The movement of York srmy through the snow was really brought to life In his Sparrow Road author s note Mr Iggulden says that if the high estimatesre to be believed Towton was even deadly the first day of the Somme in 1916 In in contrast to the Somme A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston and its machine gunsnd rtillery ll the deaths t Towton were with rrows swords Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World axes billhooks halberdsnd other edged weapons hand to hand combatIn summary this is The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors a ver. The victorious Edward of York seals his claim to the English throneThe fourthnd final installment in the series will publish in 2016 Praise for the Wars of the Roses series 'Pacey Yoga: The Art of Adjusting and juicynd packed with ction' Sunday Times'Energetic competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material nd his The Neural Basis of Free Will audience' Independent'A novel that seamlessly combines narrative historical credencend great know.

Y good historical novel Mr Iggulden brought me into the times nd minds of those who experienced the chaos nd uncertainty of those ten years This just might be the best of the series nd one of his best novels I would give this 425 stars so I ve rounded down for good reads After being slightly disappointed with the previous book in this series I was nxious to see if Iggulden returned to some of what made Stormbird so fantastic I was not disappointed with Bloodlines This King Edward oh my What beefcake This was just so damn good The entire novel felt like one great big ction seuence Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, as Iggulden captured the desperatend crucial nature of the fighting superbly It was violent Past Destinies and intense it was clevernd brutal importantly though it was careful Edward Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 and Warwick knew that their futurend the continuing existence of their houses rested on this conflict They couldn t lose they couldn t make If Wishes Were Horses a mistake So they didn t The sons truly have been unleashed King Edward VInd Earl Warwick from the White ueenIn his final moments Richard Duke of York had the right of things He knew his demise wouldn t change great deal His son could simply take on the role of head of the house nd carry on the bloody war The sons can take vengeance for their father s defeat They re now the leaders of vast rmies nd they want blood they want revenge on the house of Lancaster So they proclaim Edward King of England nd contest the weak King of house Lancaster Henry VI The white rose is set to face the red once gain The ction that commenced was s epic nd turbulent s these historical times Iggulden describes battlefields perfectly It lmost feels like your there witnessing the events I still Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day attest he is one of the best historical fictionuthor s A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 at this particularspect of writing I stormed through these parts of the book s Edward stormed his enemies with sword in hand Pages seemed to fly like the rrows of the English longbow I do love good historical novel nd this is easily the best one in this series so far The broken bonds of war So Warwick nd Edward set out what they chieved to do they won The Unspeakable Mind a crownnd venged both their fathers but now that the fighting has finished nd so politicking begins Edward is now king Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought and Warwick is left with the task of trying to manage headstrong youth who thinks he knows how to rule He doesn t listen to his friends Murder at Beechwood and in the end terns himgainst himself He doesn t ppreciate what he has done for him in the past he doesn t reward Warwick enough for his service nd backs the Woodville faction Had he sense he would have kept such powerful friend nd such dangerous enemy much closer His loss wasn t worth the gain of the Woodville family It s like exchanging gold for copper It is no wonder why tension begins to rise between the two Edward makes Warwick look the fool in France But he did only marry for love I think in this the self serving nd fickle nature of each family shines through the writing Everybody is out for themselves The Woodville s wanted power Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space and to destroy those that got in between themnd the king thus Revelations from Revelation (Mass Market) another bloody chapter in the Wars of the Roses begins It will be interesting to see how Iggulden handles the fall of the Kingmaker Earl Warwicknd the murder of the Duke of Clarence I m looking forward to the end of this series Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Jane Austen Mysteries, at the bloody field of Bosworth with the last charge of the final Plantagenet King Richard III War of the Roses series1 Stormbird An interesting four stars 2 Trinity A bloody four stars3 Bloodline A strong four stars Nearly 5 Star Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil as its 45pts for meBack on familiar ground with the third instalment of Conn Iggulden s War of the RosesIt grows on you many new characters come to the fore fter the last series climaxed in the fall of the Duke of York it takes little time to ttune but once you re there its Alien: Sea of Sorrows a smooth ride of story By now Derry is older maybe not so wiser whilst the ueen has matured Journey Of Fate as she s doubled inge from the frightened 15 year old girl that Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation arrived in England The sons of York Warwick have come ofge Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. armiesre readily brought to battle s the struggle intensifies I really learned lot Holding Up the Universe ab Conn Iggulden is one of the finest storytellers out therend it s no surprise to me that Bloodline proved to be n outstanding powerful novel that fully immersed me in the events of the Wars of the Roses for two glorious days History nd some of the most dominant personalities of the mid 15th century comes Satellite alive on the page I ve read different booksbout the war of roses but I feel this saga is one of my favorites Blank Darkness about that period of war between cousins in order tochieve powerIn this book the house of York will rise with powerful warrior king led to the throne by none other than the famous kingmaker nd the Nevilles will Makers achieve their goals under king Edward s reign until she wolf changes things. Ledge of the period' Daily Express'A page turning thriller' Mail on Sunday Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful The Heart Has Its Reasons authors of historical fiction writing today Following the Sunday Times bestseller Stormbirdnd Trinity Bloodline is the third book in his superb new series set during the Wars of the Roses remarkable period of British history He has written two previous historical seri.

Conn Iggulden Á 5 Summary

CF IgguldenI was born in the normal way in 1971 and vaguely remember half pennies and sixpences I have written for as long as I can remember poetry short stories and novels It’s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St Gregory’s RC High School in London by the end of that period I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk face In truth I can’t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives I do miss the camaraderie of the smokers’ room as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on aboutMy mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories – with dates My great grandfather was a Seannachie so I suppose story telling is in the genes somewhere My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII then taught maths and science Perhaps crucially he also loved poetry and cracking good tales Though it seems a dated idea now I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement My father loved working with wood and euations but he also recited ‘Vitai Lampada’ with a gleam in his eye and that matters franklyI’ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai Pan Flashman Sharpe and Jack Aubrey I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick O’Brian book and discovering there were nineteen in the series I love just about anything by David Gemmell or Peter F Hamilton or Wilbur Smith I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good taleThat’s about it for the moment If you’d like to get in touch with me leave a comment in the forum or you can tweet me ConnIggulden I’ll leave it there for the moment If you’ve read my books you know an awful lot about the way I think already There’s no point overdoing itConn Iggulden